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    Quickies: Lights in the sky (for better or for worse) and more…

    Happy Friday of the first impeachment hearing week! To be honest, I have been way busy at work and have no idea what’s going on with the hearings, save from the few snippets I hear on NPR on my short work commute. Instead, I am at PhysCon, a conference primarily for and by undergraduates in physics. I’m here as my…

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    Spacelink, the Sky, and Colonialist Attitudes

    Rebecca already posted an excellent video critique of Elon Musk’s Starlink concept, but as Skepchick’s resident astronomer, I thought I’d expand upon it a bit. You all might know that I’m a radio astronomer, but I have at least a little bit of experience with visual observing as well. As an astronomy professor at a small college, I also run…

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